LifeLines: Get into the swim zone

LifeLines: Swim zone
LifeLines: Swim zone

For the safest swimming on Anna Maria Island, swim at the county’s two public beaches, Manatee Beach and Coquina Beach, which are both lifeguarded, and where no-vessel zones marked by buoys prohibit boats from coming close to shore at any speed.

Elsewhere on the Island, swimming is allowed between the beach and the buoys, which designate either “slow speed/no wake” zones or “idle speed/no wake” zones for boats. Law enforcement officers can issue tickets to vessel operators who ignore the buoys.

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